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WhatsApp Testing Feature to Mute Videos Before Sharing: Report

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WhatsApp is reportedly testing a feature which will allow users to mute a video before sending it to a contact. Simply dubbed as Mute videos, this feature is being unrolled to WhatsApp beta users who will likely got to get on the newest version of the beta – 2.21.3.13.

Releasing a feature to the beta version of the app means the corporate is testing it out and gathering feedback from its WhatsApp beta users to understand if there are any bugs or issues.

WhatsApp beta users who are on version 2.21.3.13 should be receiving a Mute videos feature which will allow them to mute clips that they need to share with contacts before actually sharing them. A report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo shows that the Mute videos option are going to be located on the video-editing screen. It appears to return within the sort of a volume icon under the seek bar, tapping on which might likely mute the outgoing video.

Rest of the choices remain an equivalent with an emote option, text option, and edit option. As of now, it’s unclear when this feature will make its thanks to the stable version of the app.

Recently, it had been reported that WhatsApp is testing multi-device support that might allow users to enable WhatsApp access simultaneously on multiple devices. References to the present feature were found in WhatsApp 2.21.1.1 beta for Android.

The Facebook-owned messaging service tweaked its privacy policy earlier this year that caused quite lot of backlash. Users started migrating to other services like Telegram and Signal, resulting in their user base spiking. A recent report showed that Telegram was the foremost downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in January 2021 while WhatsApp slid to the fifth position from the third place.

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